CRITICAL LINKING: The Most Read, November 28-December 10, 2011

Here are the most read stories from the week that was…

 

“In 1963, a sixteen-year-old San Diego high school student named Bruce McAllister sent a four-question mimeographed survey to 150 well-known authors of literary, commercial, and science fiction.”

And some of the damn fools responded.

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“I am no longer doing interviews on the internet.”

I’m just way, way too busy at my job at the buggy-whip factory.

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“I have learned, however, that people interested in English usage already have an established name for the words in question, which may suffice: They’re known as misles.”

Of course the term for frequently mispronounced words could be pronounced about 57 ways.

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“This is a bleak but mesmerizing piece of filmmaking; it offers a glancing, chilled view of a world in which brief moments of loyalty flicker between repeated acts of betrayal.”

Told ya.

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“If you’re reading something, even a one-sitting short story or article, you’re making a commitment. You’re making a lot more of a commitment because reading is in fact extremely interactive from a neurological point of view. Your brain lights up a lot. Whereas [listening to] music is more like something that happens to you, reading is something you do.”

Margaret Atwood, making it all OK.

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